Golf Courses Near Conway, SC
Conway, South Carolina, located 15 miles west of Myrtle Beach, is known as “The Historic Rivertown.” It’s home to Coastal Carolina University, and just off campus you’ll find the varied and highly playable Hackler Course, the only university-affiliated golf facility in the Myrtle Beach realm. This was Dustin Johnson’s home course when he was a student. Look for a Hot Deal when making a tee time. Wild Wing Golf Plantation’s Avocet Course is virtually free of housing and provides a fun game with its generous fairways, wild contours, drivable par 4, and a double green. The 9-hole Hummingbird Course is a perfect complement to Avocet for an ideal 27-hole day. Burning Ridge Golf Course rewards precision over power on its traditional layout highlighted by two par 3s with peninsula greens. Shaftesbury Glen Golf & Fish Club, a layout suitable for all skill levels, completed a long term renovation in 2019 that has upgraded drainage, transformed the greens and bunkers, and widened the playing corridors. Surrounded by a wildlife preserve, a tee time at The Witch offers immersion in nature with a front nine routed through marshland and a traditional back nine draped over rolling terrain. The Wizard is The Witch’s wide open, very playable, links-style sister course and one of the region’s easier tests. Conway is not far from Myrtle Beach National Golf Club, where the West Course provides a short, player-friendly game and the King’s North course stands out for its unique holes, including the “The Gambler,” a par-5 featuring an island fairway. If you are looking to be challenged, the three courses at Legends Golf Resort are all among the toughest in Myrtle Beach.
An air of nostalgia prevails in Conway, a historic small city whose residents pride themselves on their laidback, down-home lifestyle. Meanwhile, students for Coastal Carolina lend youthful energy to the town. One of South Carolina’s oldest settlements, Conway boasts a historic downtown filled with old buildings that house shops and eateries. Ancient moss-draped oaks add to Conway’s aura. The meandering Waccamaw River runs through town, and the mile-long Riverwalk is great for strolling, for grabbing a bite to eat, and for starting your kayaking and fishing adventures. The riverfront is a hub for concerts, festivals and a Farmers Market. All the tourist bells and whistles of Myrtle Beach are just 15 miles away, but this historic river town offers a contrasting, quieter interlude. So get out and enjoy the river—and the golf—in Conway.